A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing grief and finding friendship, from the international bestselling author of the Matched seriesIt's the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and... show more
A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing grief and finding friendship, from the international bestselling author of the Matched seriesIt's the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what’s left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They’re just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar. Infused with emotion and rich with understanding, Summerlost is the touching new novel from Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series that highlights the strength of family and personal resilience in the face of tragedy.★ "Condie is at her best . . . grabbing readers’ interest from the first page." —Publishers Weekly, starred revew "A nuanced portrait of grief deeply grounded in the middle-school mind-set." —Booklist
Publish date: 2016-03-29
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Quick review for a quick read. I was first introduced to "Summerlost" through a snippet offered on NetGalley, but I later checked out a full version of the book from my local library. This definitely satisfied my longing for a quick read in the form of a fulfilling MG/teen summer story. It's Ally Co...
I received an excerpt of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The excerpt was six chapters long and my review is based off of those six chapters. Cedar has lost both her younger brother Ben and father after a tragic accident. Still grieving, Cedar’s mother buys a summer ho...